Online Education and its Effectiveness as an Alternative Approach to Professional Qualification: A Case Study of Overseas Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia
The development of a nation is highly dependent on the quality of education it provides to its citizens. A country's educational level decides its position among the world's nations. Countries that excel in the fields of education lead the world. Education is a game-changer that transforms a society by removing barriers to development and is the tool for empowering people. Education is learning where a community's knowledge, habits, and skills are passed down from generation to generation. One of the aspects of education is E-education which means "the use of any electronic technology to help in the acquisition and creation of information and understanding”. The purpose of this paper is to give an in-depth understanding of e-learning along with its history, classification, levels, and reasons why it is important. However, the main objective of the paper is to assess the effectiveness of online education as an alternative approach to the professional qualification of overseas Pakistanis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The paper shows that online learning can bring positive results by providing flexible access to instructions, making learning easier for those who cannot attend traditional schools, and enhances teacher-students ratios. The paper is descriptive and analytical where mostly secondary data has been used and only a few telephonic interviews have been conducted with those who have spent life in KSA. Similarly, data have also been obtained from the various organizations which are actively involved in e-learning.